Definitions for (adjective) pliant

Main entry: waxy, bendable, pliable, pliant

Definition: capable of being bent or flexed or twisted without breaking

Usage: a flexible wire; a pliant young tree


Main entry: elastic, pliable, pliant, flexible

Definition: able to adjust readily to different conditions

Usage: an adaptable person; a flexible personality; an elastic clause in a contract


Main entry: malleable, tractile, tensile, ductile, pliable, pliant

Definition: capable of being shaped or bent or drawn out

Usage: ductile copper; malleable metals such as gold; they soaked the leather to made it pliable; pliant molten glass; made of highly tensile steel alloy


Main entry: plastic, pliant

Definition: capable of being influenced or formed

Usage: the plastic minds of children; a pliant nature